DELHI (Taiwan News) -- The Supreme Court of India has upheld the death sentence awarded to four men by the high court for gang-raping a paramedical student in Delhi on 16 December 2012, while waiting for an auto-rickshaw at a bus stand after watching "Life of Pi."
Directed by Taiwan-born filmmaker Ang Lee, the film received an overwhelming response in Indian metropolitan cities. With an Indian cast – Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Tabu – and Ang Lee’s creative energy, the film was a blockbuster both in India and Taiwan. The film received several Academy awards in the year 2013. It was based on a 2001 novel of the same name by Yann Martel.
The woman later died in a Singapore hospital where she was taken for special treatment. The crime had sparked national outrage and led the government to create stringent laws against sexual violence on women.
In her dying declaration, she had said that while waiting for an auto rickshaw in the cold December night at a bus along with her boyfriend, she was enticed to enter into a private bus, inside it she was gang-raped brutally. She also wanted that her rapists should be hanged or burnt alive.